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Welcome to Donard Family Practice online.
Here you will find our latest news, information about the surgery and much more.

Through this website we hope to improve our services to all our patients and enable them to find out the information required at the click of a mouse. You can order repeat prescriptions on line, register as a new patient, cancel existing appointments, change your name and address and much more.

You can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information leaflets as well as all the latest practice news and developments.

Due to the high volume of calls being received daily, the receptionists will be unable to take ANY repeat prescription requests over the telephone. Please use the repeat prescription answering machine which is accessible 24 hours a day or tick the items required on the slips provided and drop into the letter box in either surgery.

Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.

Please allow at least 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed.

Family Health

Planning Your Pregnancy

Child Health 0 - 6 Years

Child Health 7 to 15 Years

Men

Women

Seniors

Sexual Health

Sexual Health

coldBoth men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Useful Resources:

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

NetdoctorFPA
Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.


Contraception

There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.

Types of contraception

Useful Resources

NetDoctor
A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS Choices
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Hormonal Contraception
This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.


Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.

Useful Links

NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia
Information, videos and advice from the NHS website

Chlamydia
This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

 
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